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decline

noun abatement, act of crumbling, act of dwindling, act of falling away, act of lessening, act of losing ground, act of shrinking, act of slipping back, act of wasting away, act of weakening, act of worsening, atrophy, backkard step, cheapening, collapse, consumption, contraction, corrosion, corruption, decadency, decay, decrease, decrepitude, decurrence, deflation, degeneracy, degeneration, deminutio, depreciation, descent, deterioration, devaluation, dilapidation, diminishing, dissolution, downfall, downgrade, downhill, downtrend, downturn, downward inclination, downward incline, downward trend, drop, ebb, enfeeblement, erosion, failing, fall, falling away, falling-off, gradual crumbling, graddal impairment, lessening, loss, loss of value, lowering, marcescence, pejoration, period of decrease, plunge, recession, regress, regression, relapse, retreat, retroaction, retrogradation, retrogression, reversion, ruin, shrinkage, sinkage, sinking, slump, subsidence, wane
Associated concepts: spoilage, waste

decline

(Fall), verb come down, decay, degenerate, deteriorate, drop, drop in strength, ebb, fall, lapse, stoop, trend downward, wane, wither
Associated concepts: decline in price

decline

(Reject), verb abnegate, abstain, eschew, exxuse oneself, hold back, rebuff, recusare, refuse, refuse to accept, renounce, renueve, repel, repudiate, resist, spurn, turn away, turn down, veto
Associated concepts: decline an appointment, decline to accept an offer
See also: abate, abatement, avoid, caducity, curtailment, damage, decay, decrease, deduction, degenerate, degradation, depreciate, depress, depression, deteriorate, diminution, disavow, disdain, dismiss, disoblige, dissent, ebb, end, evade, expense, expiration, fail, forbear, forgo, forswear, languish, lapse, lessen, lose, loss, rebuff, refrain, refuse, reject, relapse, renounce, repudiate, sacrifice, spurn, subside, termination
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Functional decline in the alpha-tocopherol group, as evidenced by ADCS-ADL scores, was delayed by 10.
Cognitive Declines Precede and Predict Functional Declines in Aging and Alzheimer's Disease.
By virtue of their longitudinal nature, the MDS records can be used to document changes in resident conditions, such as functional decline or development of pressure ulcers, which can then be translated into meaningful quality-of-care indices (Zimmerman et al.
Poor differentiation between the confusional states is associated with poor outcomes in the patients, with increased morbidity and mortality, longer hospital stays, and functional decline," he said at the 12th International Conference on Emergency Medicine.
This study shows that a simple treatment for depression improves the quality of life and seems to slow the functional decline of Alzheimer's disease," conveys Constantine Lyketsos, professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences.
Failure to thrive, sarcopenia and functional decline in the elderly.
The Alzheimer's disease market is currently dominated by symptomatic therapies (acetylcholinesterase inhibitors and NMDA receptor antagonists) which have modest effects on the cognitive and functional decline characteristic of the indication but do not affect the underlying disease course.
Alzheimer's Disease is an irreversible neurodegenerative disease, its onset and progression are associated with cognitive and functional decline causing a gradual daily life activity impairment, psychotic disturbances, and becomes fatal at its advanced stages.
The positive predictive power of the risk assessment more than doubled, however, with the application of algorithms combining two or three out of five "uniquely predictive" baseline variables, including baseline assessments of deteriorating social function, family history of psychosis together with a recent functional decline, increase in unusual thoughts, increase in suspicion and paranoia, and past or current drug abuse, the authors wrote (Arch.
Rather, better health outcomes might be more appropriately measured for this population in terms of decreased rates of functional decline and mortality over extended periods of time.
Two of these hidden costs, diabetic foot ulcers (DFU) and functional decline, have not typically been considered contributors to the total cost of PAD," she continued.
This is the first time we have observed dose-related slowing in functional decline over a six month period of treatment - which taken together with the safety reassurance - will provide genuine optimism for the Huntington disease community to support a larger confirmatory trial of PBT2 in Huntington disease.

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